History

History

One Family, Multiple Generations

John R. Jurgensen founded the John R. Jurgensen Company in 1934. As a small general contractor in the 1930s, jobs such as small head walls, light site preparation, drainage and any other small contracting jobs were accepted. John’s wife, Helen, was instrumental in establishing and operating the company.

As the years passed, the John R. Jurgensen Company grew and took on larger and more complex projects. The company established a name for reliability and a reputation for quality workmanship. By the time the interstate system existed, the John R. Jurgensen Company had the capability of performing huge dirt and rock excavation, underground utility installation, site preparation, retention, and flood control projects.

After John R. Jurgensen passed away in 1959, Helen and their oldest son, Jack, took the reins of the operation. The company continued to grow under their leadership. In 1965, Jim, Jack’s younger brother, joined the organization. Today’s dynamic team now includes the third generation of the Jurgensen family.

The Jurgensen Companies’ jobs now range from small commercial jobs and municipalities to state departments of transportation and governmental agencies.

To serve our customers better over the years, we formed and acquired several associate companies that include truck fleets, asphalt plants, sand, gravel, limestone operations, and contractor supply items. We also established a quality control department in order to continually guarantee the quality of product and workmanship.

Our team includes contracting business veterans of 45 years to young and talented engineers. We believe strongly in our personnel for continued growth and expansion. From the small general contractor of the 1930s to the multifaceted corporation of today, the Jurgensen Companies, holds a standard in the general contracting business.